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US paper consumption still on downward trend

US paper consumption still on downward trend

July 17, 2020

The American Forest & Paper Association has released its June 2020 Printing-Writing Monthly report.

According to the report, total printing-writing paper shipments decreased 25% in June compared to June 2019. In April and May paper consumption was down 30% year-on-year.

US purchases of total printing-writing papers decreased 25% in June compared to the same month last year. Total printing-writing paper inventory levels decreased 6% when compared to May 2020.

US purchases of uncoated free sheet (UFS) papers in June decreased 28% compared to last June while the inventory level decreased 8% compared to May 2020. UFS imports and exports both decreased compared to May 2019, down 26% and 44% respectively.

Coated free sheet (CFS) paper shipments decreased 13% compared to June 2019 while the inventory level decreased 2% compared to May 2020. CFS imports increased 2% while exports decreased 42% in May 2020.

US purchases of coated mechanical (CM) papers in June decreased 40% compared to last June while the inventory level decreased 2% compared to May 2020. CM imports and exports both decreased compared to May 2019, down 42% and 16% respectively.

Uncoated mechanical (UM) paper shipments decreased 35% compared to June 2019 while the inventory level remained essentially flat (-0.3%) compared to May 2020. UM imports and exports both decreased compared to May 2019, down 16% and 64% respectively.

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